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Sara is one of six student coordinators of Brown Refugee Youth Tutoring and Enrichment, a refugee tutoring program that matches Brown students with refugee students in Providence. She has worked with BRYTE as a tutor for four years. This was her second semester as a coordinator.
Anthony, Sandra, and Dipal are community fellows for Partnership for Adult Learning (PAL), an organization that promotes partnerships between Brown students and adults with developmental disabilities in Rhode Island.
Olivia is a sophomore concentrating in Public Health. She is community fellow for the Rhode Island Urban Debate League and debate coach at Paul Cuffee Upper School and Alvarez High School.
Hannah is a coordinator of Housing Opportunities for People Everywhere (HOPE). She participates in nighttime outreach walks once a week with the Rhode Island Homeless Advocacy Project.
SHAPE (Sexual Health Advocacy through Peer Education) strives to create an environment in which students at the MET school in Providence can engage in open and honest discussion about sexuality and sexual health. This year’s Community Fellows for the program are Marlees West ‘15 and Emily Westgate ‘16. Marlees is a Senior concentrating in Psychology with a focus in education. Marlees has coordinated the Peer Education Program for the past two years and taught in the classroom the year before. Emily is a Junior studying Public Health and currently coordinates SHAPE 1 & 2; she also taught in the classroom for a year.